My Adventure in Mommyhood

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wow! A cupboard full of Pyrex Dishes!

I entered a ValPak giveaway featuring Pyrex. When I entered I was thinking it was for one Pyrex dish.

When it 'arrived',  it came in two large boxes and I had to help the FED/EX lady get them off the truck and into my house.

The FED/EX lady asked what it was. I told her, "I thought I was getting one Pyrex dish from a giveaway."

I opened the boxes and looked at what was in them. I was in Pyrex heaven. Being a single guy, I often move 'food' directly into the microwave from the freezer. I knew that Pyrex can do that without breaking. And their measuring cups are handy when I 'make' noodles. (Alas, out of a package).

But what really excited me are the casserole dishes. I love corn bread. About three months a year, during the winter, Costco carries an instant corn bread mix that - to someone who can't cook - is delicious. However, I have only had one small pan  to make it. Now, I can have a really big pan of corn bread. So, I can make twice as much! (There goes the New Years resolution not to eat as much processed food.)

I "make" a mean burrito covered with melted cheese and topped off with salsa.* I was limited to whatever I could fix on a plate. But, with the Pyrex, I can make more and freeze them, (right next to the frozen pizza and the ham I bought for Christmas, but haven't eaten yet.)

I live in a very small house. I have very little cupboard space; which is pretty much full right now. I am going to have to do some re-arranging to find a place to put everything. Maybe this summer I will build some more cupboard space, so everything is handy...

I want to give a big thank you
Valpak for running the giveaway. And another big thank you to Pyrex for sponsoring it.. I really appreciate it!

Now, I am going to go make a huge casserole full of burritos and cheese. So, I won't have to cook , (i.e.; microwave), for a week!

mtdoonmeister at gmail dot com


What is it????

When I emptied out the box, I came across this, (the thing in the middle, I know what the things on the side in front are, although I was a little shaky on the can opener for awhile):

I, finally, had to ask someone what it was. It's a salad spinner. [At first I didn't believe her, so I looked up on Pyrex's site... LOL]

The didn't teach me about this stuff in college...

*Alas the recipe is 2-4 frozen burritos, some sliced cheese and a bottle of salsa.

Microwave the burritos for two minutes for each burrito.  (for two, that would be four minutes.) I've only done this with up to three burritos, so I don't know if it will work with more than three burritos.

After a minute and a half, take the burritos out of the microwave. Slice them longitudinally in half and then slice them perpendicularly to the long axis of the burrito making bite sized chunks. (I don't have a table. Yeah, my house is that small. I have to cut everything up on the counter before I can eat it. This can be inconvenient, but I own the house, free and clear, so I'll just have to suffer through not having a table... LOL)

Place the cheese - this week I am using s a cheddar/Jack cheese combination - on top of the burritos and microwave them until the cheese is as melted as you want or for  two and a half minutes, whatever comes first. I love using those bags of pre-grated cheese that are meant for Tacos or something. That cheese makes things really gooey and cheesie.

Remove from the microwave and cover liberally with salsa. (I like hot, hot salsa, but any type of salsa will work.)

Serve with a garnish of fresh cut sage brush. (No, not really.)

That's not quite Iron Chef is it? I don't have a TV, so I miss out on all those cooking shows. I would be called "the microwave chef,' anyway...

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear you are happy with your prize! Thanks for participating in the Valpak Weekly Giveaway.

    By the way, that burrito and cheese casserole sounds yummy!

    Congratulations and enjoy!

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